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Spanish football club Valencia CF announced earlier today of 5 positive cases of COVID-19 which include the following three defenders: Ezequiel Garay, Eliaquim Mangala, and Jose Gaya.
The Spanish football club released a statement informing the Spanish community of having five cases of COVID-19 [coronavirus] among Valencia’s first-team staff and players.
The statement read as follows: “Valencia CF informs that five positive cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus have been detected amongst first-team staff and players.
“All of these persons are now at home, in good health and obeying self-isolation measures.
“ Besides providing further information over the coming hours, the club reiterate our support for the health authorities and their social awareness campaigns and emphasize to all of the population the importance of staying at home and continuing to follow the previously published hygiene and illness-prevention measures.
“Likewise, Valencia CF reiterate our confidence in the Spanish health system, and in the recommendations made by the Ministry of Health for cases of coronavirus infection such as these.
“We remind you that the telephone number for matters regarding coronavirus in the Valencia region is 900300555.
“We trust that, with solidarity, responsibility and good morale, we will beat this pandemic. Amunt Valencia.”
According to the Spanish website Marca, the other two people who are believed to be found positive of having COVID-19 are Paco Camarasa, Valencia’s matchday delegate, and Juan Aliaga, one of the medical staff members at the club.
Ever since the outbreak of the COVID-19 in Wuhan, China on 1 December 2019 around 163,000 people were infected and about 6,050 people died because of the disease.
As a result of the spread of COVID-19 worldwide, several countries such as Spain, Italy, France, and England decided to suspend their sports competitions due to COVID-19 being widespread among around 132 countries and territories.